Universal Classic  Monsters:
Icons of Horor Collecion Vol. 2
                 review by Bobby Blakey

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I love monster flicks especially these classics. I grew up watching them all on TV and was always amazed at the sheer horrific beauty of them all. I could go on and on about each of the films but they are so iconic I am not sure it’s all that necessary. My love monsters always leans me towards the Creature of the Black Lagoon in this collection where as my wife’s love of music and theater keeps her always in love with all variations of Phantom of the Opera.

 

These movies have been reviewed to death though and this set is more about the 4K version and they are outstanding to look at. This set brings these four classic characters together in one set and that’s what I want to focus on more than anything. The collection of course has the films, but a ton of bonus content with each film all packaged together in a cool book style packaging. As you flip through the book to each film it features two discs for each with one being the film and the other its bonus content along with an image of the original poster art.

The awesome bonus features include commentaries, documentaries, archival footage, featurettes, trailers, production photographs, 3D version of Creature From The Black Lagoon, 100 Years of Universal: The Carl Lemmle Era (Int’l Version) and so much more. The films are enough, but diving into all the bonus content takes you on an even cooler journey of bringing these icons of horror to life. If you have never really immersed into the world of these characters outside the films then it is even more important for you to check out this set.

Step into the classic world of the icons of horror and grab your copy of the Universal Classic Monsters: Icons of Horror Collection Vol. 2 on 4K Ultra for the first time ever available now from Universal Home Entertainment.  

For years there have been numerous takes on the horror genre, but nothing more iconic than the original Universal Monsters consisting of Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Wolfman. These are just touching the surface to the library as they produced so many others, sequels and spin-offs that you could keep your monster watching schedule busy for a long time. Last year they released some of them on 4K to fans excitement, but that is just the beginning. Now they are bringing us even more with The Mummy, The Bride of Frankenstein, Phantom of The Opera and Creature From The Black Lagoon together on 4K for the first time with the Universal Classic Monsters: Icons of Horror Collection Vol. 2.

 

Universal Pictures has been regarded as the home of the monsters. These four classic films feature Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, and Claude Rains in the roles that they made famous in the films that set the standard for a new horror genre with revolutionary makeup, mood-altering cinematography and groundbreaking special effects. Must admit I was bummed that it didn’t include the Lon Chaney Phantom, but I know it was a silent film and likely not considered part of this monster universe legacy.

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